Ireland made it a repeat Nations Cup victory on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. With Cian O'Connor leading the way, Team Ireland topped Team USA and Team Brazil in the top three. Read the full story at this link.
Selfie time with Team Venezuela
A festive Mr. Reid dressed for the occasion of his daughter Chloe's first Senior Nations Cup performance.
Luis Francisco de Azevedo
Course walk with Canada's Tiffany Foster and Kara Chad.
Team strategy with Pablo Barrios and Emanuel Andrade.
Venezuelan Chef d'Equipe Leo Paoli
The USA's Ali Wolff.
Team Brazil: Yuri Mansur, Pedro Muylaert, Luis Francisco De Azevedo, and Eduardo Menezes.
Team spirit for Team Canada
Team Ireland: Conor Swail, Shane Sweetnam, Paul O'Shea, and Cian O'Connor and Chef d'Equipe Michael Blake.
Cedric's groom of eleven years, Johanna Burtsoff.
Laura Kraut rides Cedric inside the International Arena for the last time
Johanna Burtsoff and owner Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm at Cedric's official retirement ceremony
Canada's Tiffany Foster and Cadalora P.
The USA's Ali Wolff and Casall were clear with just one time fault in Round 1 of Saturday's Nations Cup CSIO4*.
Paul O'Shea & Skara Glen's Macchu Pichu
Luis Francisco de Azevedo & Comic
Great Britain's Samuel Hutton and Happydam.
Great Britain's Amanda Derbyshire
Ireland's Cian O'Connor and Seringat over the Hollow Creek Farms vertical at fence No. 8.
Cian O'Connor gives a tip of the hat for a job well done to his partner Seringat.
The USA's Georgina Bloomberg aboard Lilli.
Pablo Barrios & AS D Farfala
Shane Sweetnam and Chaqui Z in the warm-up arena
Eric Lamaze and Houston at twilight.
Kara Chad and Bellinda for Canada.
Jessica Mendoza and Toy Boy over the open water.
Ireland's Paul O'Shea is all smiles after double clear rounds.
Eric Lamaze and Houston clear over the open water.
Eric Lamaze and Houston.
Emily Moffitt and Hilfiger Van De Olmenhoeve.
Emily Moffit representing the Union Jack in her first Senior Nations Cup appearance.
Chloe Reid and Codarco for the United States.
Chloe Reid looking pleased after delivering a clear trip in Round 2 for Team USA.
Conor Swail and Ruben LS LA Silla.
Captain Canada himself, Ian Millar aboard Dixson.
Georgina Bloomberg aboard Lilli
Cian O'Connor and Seringat.
Cian O'Connor and Seringat.
Ireland's anchorman seals the deal for the Emerald Isle once again.
Saturday's victory marks Ireland's third nations cup win on American soil.
Quintol with Eduardo Menezes
Paul O'Shea aboard Skara Glen's Machu Picchu gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to the crowd during the victory gallop.
For the second time now, O’Connor and Seringat have been the deciding factors in the final nations cup podium placings.
Team USA-Georgina Bloomberg, Chloe Reid, Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland, Catherine Tyree, and Ali Wolff.
Third place went to Team Brazil - Eduardo Menezes, Pedro Muylaert, Luis Francisco De Azevedo, Yuri Mansur
Another victory for the men in green! Paul O'Shea, Conor Swail, Chef d'Equipe Michael Blake, Shane Sweetnam, and Cian O'Connor.
Your 2017 first, second, and third place teams for the annual $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* in Wellington.
Team USA celebrates their 2nd place finish with a candid photo-op.
Chloe Reid and her father